Howard Caldwell, longtime Indianapolis journalist, has died at age 92

INDIANAPOLIS -- Respected and honored journalist, reporter and anchor Howard Caldwell died Monday at the age of 92.

Caldwell joined WFBM, a precursor to WRTV, in May of 1959.

He retired from WRTV full time in May 1994, but continued to contribute for a couple more years with occasional reports.

Caldwell was a huge Indianapolis Indians and Butler University fan.

He was also an author. Caldwell wrote one book on legendary Butler Basketball Coach Tony Hinkle. Caldwell also penned another book called "The Golden Age of Indianapolis Theaters."

Caldwell was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.

In the video clip below, Caldwell explains how he got started in the news business at a very early age

 

 

 

 

Howard Caldwell was born on July 18, 1925. He grew up in Irvington and attended Howe High School. Caldwell graduated from Butler University in 1950. He served in the Navy in World War II.

Caldwell and his wife, Lynn, were married for 62 years.

They have three daughters. 

Arrangements are as follows:

 

VISITATION

Thursday, September 14

Castleton United Methodist Church

7101 Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46256

TIME: 2:00 – 8:00 PM

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

Friday, September 15

Castleton United Methodist Church

7101 Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46256

TIME: 11:00 AM

 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Caldwell family and his friends at this time.

 

 

 
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